Davida Finger Elected to the Board of Governors for the Society of American Law Teachers

Davida Finger has been elected to the Board of Governors for the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) for a three year term starting in 2015. 

SALT is a community of progressive law teachers and administrators, librarians, academic support experts, students, and affiliates who are committed to advancing teaching excellence, social justice, and diversity. SALT has been working for more than 40 years to improve the legal profession, the law academy, and to expand the power of law to underserved communities, working within and beyond the law school to advance social justice.

Finger currently serves as Associate Clinical Professor, teaching the Community Justice clinic at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She has also taught the Law & Poverty course and Social Justice Lawyering seminar. She joined Loyola in 2006 to work with what was formerly the Katrina clinic. In collaboration with community organizations, she has worked extensively on disaster-related litigation and policy matters focusing on government accountability in rebuilding.

During 2008-09, Professor Finger was a Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School and an “Effective Leadership” fellow with Duke University's Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy in its inaugural program for emerging Louisiana leaders. She was also a 2009 teaching fellow with the Neighborhood Partnership Network’s first capacity college in New Orleans designed to develop community members’ advocacy and organizing skills. Professor Finger received Loyola University College of Law’s 2010 Gillis Long service award and the 2010 Loyola University Faculty Senate service award. She was the 2011-12 chair of the Association of American Law Schools poverty law section.